Instagram's Moral Imperative - PhotoShelter Blog

The past few years have made it abundantly clear that platforms hold disproportionate power in the online sphere – from Uber to Grubhub to Amazon. Online success is predicated on building both utility as well as a critical mass of users, and for that, pla

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood ruled against photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, who is well-known for her “Too Young to Wed” photo essay, which turned into a non-profit of the same name. Mashable offered Sinclair $50 to use her image within a 2016 story titled “10 female photojournalists with their lenses on social justice.” When Sinclair declined, they embedded an Instagram image, and Sinclair sued knowing that the case law of Goldman v. Breitbart was on her side.

Empowering Girls Rescued From Child Marriage – The New York Times

Having spent 15 years photographing child marriages around the world, Stephanie Sinclair is uniquely positioned to understand its lasting impact on communities and, especially, on the girls who were forced to wed against their will. “You can’t expect individuals who have been through significant abuse to just act normal as soon as they get out of that situation,” she said. “They need to be nurtured, to be given the time and the tools to heal.”

These Girls Escaped Child Marriage. Now They’re Raising Their Voices—and Cameras.

“Every two seconds a girl is married,” says photographer Stephanie Sinclair, who’s going on her 14th year of documenting the issue of child marriage. (See her photos of child brides in the 2011 National Geographic magazine story “Too Young To Wed.”) The i

In an effort to do that, Stephanie Sinclair started a nonprofit, Too Young to Wed, in 2012. Just a few weeks ago it partnered with Fuji Film and the Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF)—an organization that rescues vulnerable girls from harmful practices in rural Kenya—to put on a photography workshop for ten girls between the ages of 11 and 14.

Visa pour l’image 2012: Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair’s first encounter with child marriage occurred in 2003 while doing a story on self-immolation in Afghanistan. All the victims she met had been married very young, some only 9 years old, and to much older men. Meigon in Herat told how her drug addict father sold her into marriage when she was 11, and detailed the rape by her husband. That was when Stephanie decided to devote herself to the subject, covering Afghanistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, India and Yemen. She was determined that her images would have an effect on people’s understanding of the issue, highlighting the urgent need to work within these communities for change.

Lebanon Conflict

Clashes in northern Lebanon have heightened fears of growing sectarian tensions with Syria and should serve to remind the world that this remains a combustible country whose conflicts have long entangled the United States, Iran, Israel and Syria. In this video by Stephanie Sinclair we take a look at some of Lebanon's recent conflicts and ask the question, is the past the future?

June 2011

Because the wedding was illegal and a secret, except to the invited guests, and because marriage rites in Rajasthan are often conducted late at night, it was well into the afternoon before the three girl brides in this dry farm settlement in the north of India began to prepare themselves for their sacred vows.

Oslo Photo Festival: On Photojournalism and Survival

The 5th annual Oslo Photo Festival, which took place from March 16 to 20 in Norway’s capital, hosted talks by photojournalists and documentary photographers Carolyn Drake, Stephanie Sinclair, Pieter Ten Hoopen, Thomas Lekfeldt, Andrea Star Reese, Justyna Mielnikiewicz and Eugene Richards. Speakers offered insights into how they win the trust of subjects, what it takes to develop a strong personal project, and advice on surviving under difficult conditions and in an increasingly demanding profession.

Stephanie Sinclair Joins VII Photo


VII, the exclusive photojournalism co-op that caps its membership at 14, has just admitted its 12th member: Stephanie Sinclair.

Check it out here.

Eich, Sinclair Win 2008 Alexia Foundation Grants

Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of the 2008 Alexia Foundation Grant for professionals, and Matt Eich, a senior photojournalism major at Ohio University, is the student winner, the Alexia Foundation announced today.

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace was established by the family of Alexia Tsairis, an honors photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University who was a victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight #103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988. She was returning home for the Christmas holidays after spending a semester at the Syracuse University London Centre.

Check it out here.

VII Photo Expands To Represent Non-Member Photographers

VII Photo Expands To Represent Non-Member Photographers: “The VII Photo agency announced a new division this week called VII Network, which will represent projects by photographers who are not VII members.

At its launch, VII Network is representing seven freelance photojournalists: Eric Bouvet, Jessica Dimmock, Tivadar Domaniczky, Balazs Gardi, Ben Lowy, Stephanie Sinclair and Donald Weber. VII Network will represent these photographers exclusively worldwide, says VII managing director Frank Evers.”